The martini, with its basic ingredients cannot be outshone by the latest trends, it is a timely classic. From James Bond’s widely recognized “shaken not stirred” endorsement to Ernest Hemingway’s pronouncement in A Farewell to Arms, “I’ve never tasted anything so cool and clean…They make me feel civilized,” this gin-based beverage has been and will continue to be an iconic cocktail.
At Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, they have taken their tableside service to the next level, as Tanqueray Nº TEN celebrates the martini with an immersive new experience inspired by traditional European techniques.
Not shaken, not stirred, the Tanqueray Nº TEN Martini Trolley offers the signature cocktail swirled by hand this Summer.
Inspired by a traditional gallone, each martini is prepared in a hand-blown glass vessel uniquely designed by artist Brian Hirst. Using a combination of casting and blowing techniques before heavily working over the surfaces, the bespoke shape of the glass vessel has been crafted with a special pinch hold fit to each bartender’s individual hand size, resulting in a seamless pour.
Swirling by hand at the table is a ceremonial ritual throughout Europe, the technique allowing you to control the effect the ice cubes have on the temperature and balance of the martini to create the perfect serve. The pinch hold of the glassware created exclusively for the Tanqueray Nº TEN Martini Trolley removes another variable – the temperature of the bartender’s hand.
Wheeled directly to the table, the completely customized Martini Trolley has been elegantly handcrafted using stainless steel with bronze and timber finishes. Equipped with everything Icebergs’ world renowned bar team requires to create the perfect martini, the Tanqueray Nº TEN Martini Trolley will bring theatre to any drinking or dining experience at the iconic destination.
For martini loyalists, a Tanqueray Nº TEN martini is the only option for an unforgettable serve.
Unlike many gins that are distilled with only dried juniper berries and spices, Tanqueray Nº TEN also uses whole, perfectly ripe grapefruits, quartered fresh oranges, zesty limes, and whole fresh chamomile flowers. All of these combine with Tanqueray’s classic four botanicals to create a uniquely balanced gin with a fresh taste and smooth finish.
For guests with a preference for vodka, Ketel One will also feature on the Martini Trolley. Using carefully selected European wheat and a combination of modern and traditional distilling techniques, Ketel One produces a gentle citrus scent, crisp taste and a signature silky soft feel on the palate.
Both Tanqueray Nº TEN and Ketel One Martini Trolley experiences can now be enjoyed at Icebergs Dining Room and Bar. Book at www.idrb.com.
Tanqueray Nº TEN Martini Trolley experience, from $38pp
Ketel One Martini Trolley experience, from $24pp